Green roofs provide bio diversity, keep buildings cool in summer, play an important role in reducing run off from roof surfaces and can mitigate against the heat island effect of major cities.  They are suitable for retrofit as well as new build, for domestic premises (especially blocks of flats) as well as commercial buildings. Learn about the different types of green roof and the advantages of each, their role in a SUDS solution to stormwater management, how to integrate with other sustainable solutions such as rainwater harvesting and PVs, cost and maintenance issues.

Cath is co-author of CIBSE’s Guide to Green Roofs, a document that has been widely praised as being a first class and informative read, and has been involved in several projects where green roofs were specified.

Green Roofs